**ProductTank January – Leading Product Managers**
Akhila Bhatt – Lead Product Manager at Metigy
Lessons learnt building a Product team from 0 to 5 as a first time Head of Product
While a lot has been written about Product Leadership, rarely does one come across first hand account of someone transitioning from an Individual Contributor to a Product Leader.
Akhila will provide a glimpse of her journey in building the Product team at Metigy – what worked well, what did not, what helped, what hindered, with an intention that her journey inspires others to back themselves and take that leap of faith
Akhila Bhatt is Lead Product Manager at Metigy, a leading AI powered digital marketing solution for SMEs. She has built the Product team at Metigy from the ground up and has product management experience covering Martech, HR tech, health tech, hardware tech. She has built products that has gone on to win numerous awards including Good Design Awards, Webby awards.
She’s a bookworm and on any good sunny weekend, she’ll be on her quest to discover her favourite beach in Sydney. You’ll always find her with a ready laugh, a positive attitude and an intention to lead a deliberate and meaningful life.
Anna Buldakova – ex-Product Lead at Facebook
Growth without hacking: How to help your PMs with career development plans
According to the research, one of the most important behaviours of the best managers is that they are effective coaches. They can help high performers to thrive and low performers to improve by understanding their motivation, identifying their strengths and gaps, and supporting them in creating and acting on a career development plan.
In this talk we will cover 3 psychological models that will allow you to feel more confident and increase your impact the next time when you’ll be having a career conversation with your employee.
Anna Buldakova is a co-founder and CEO of Vektor AI, the platform that helps people find mentors in tech. Previously she was a Product Management Lead at Workplace by Facebook where she was supporting 6 teams working on the core product experience, and a Product Manager at Intercom, Yandex and various startups. Anna is also a product advisor for companies developing AI products.
Moriya Kassis – Product Consultant & Product League GM
Managing Product Managers is a difficult task. What differentiates Product Leaders from ordinary managers is the ability to manage other Product Managers to achieve their goals.
Moriya will teach us how to set SMART goals that come from the heart, represent what you need, and help you start 2022 on the right foot, so you and your team can make it a truly productive year.
During this interactive session, you’ll learn how to inspire both you and your team to focus on the things that matter most to your career and well-being as Product Managers.
Moriya Kassis is a Product Management consultant and the founder and General Manager of Product League, the most trusted Product Management mentoring program in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Throughout her career, Moriya has been able to combine her three passions: Business, Design, and Technology. As a Product Management consultant who helps global companies build products and teams, she pursues all three.
She holds an MBA from TAU and a BFA from Bezalel, and she teaches Product Management at the University of Geneva, H-Farm Milan, and other universities in Europe.